Maaren A. Shah is a partner in the New York office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Art Litigation and Disputes Practice. She has extensive experience handling complex commercial disputes, including litigation, arbitration, and appeals, with a focus on the financial services and art sectors. Ms. Shah has represented companies, investment funds, and corporate officers and directors in high-stakes, high-dollar disputes, and frequently works with activist hedge funds in advising on and pursuing her clients’ litigation-driven investment strategies. She has a thriving trial practice, often participating in one or more trials or arbitration hearings per year. She also leads the firm’s premier art litigation practice representing clients in art-related disputes involving issues such as copyright/fair use, provenance and authenticity, art forgery, art contracts and transactions, and art financing, and has handled matters relating to landmark contemporary artists including Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana and Peter Max.
She was recently honored by The Best Lawyers in America (2020) for Art Law, selected to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers Guide (2020), and recognized as a “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer (2019). She has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal (2016) and a “Rising Star” in Energy by Law360 (2018), and has repeatedly been named to Benchmark Litigation's “Under 40 Hot List” (2016, 2018, 2019). She graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School and clerked for the Honorable Robert D. Sack on the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. She also presently serves as a visiting faculty member for the Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop at Stanford Law School.